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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lita Judge Narrator: L. J. Ganser Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2014 ISBN: 9781490635644
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A persevering penguin is determined to fly in this adorably inspiring audiobook from the creator of Red Hat and Red Sled.

Although little Penguin has the soul of an eagle, his body wasn’t built to soar. But Penguin has an irrepressible spirit, and he adamantly follows his dreams to flip, flap, fly! Even if he needs a little help with the technical parts, this penguin is ready to live on the wind.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Lita Judge’s Flight School tells…[a] funny—and emotionally credible—story about the power of the imagination…Judge has a delicate touch with expressions…In the end, the flight he takes is a triumph of the imagination over experience. It makes him happy all the same.”

    New York Times

  • “Judge successfully balances the humor in the storytelling, the drawings, and the situations…[A] delightful and charming book”

    School Library Journal (starred review)

  • “Judge writes with a simple clarity that avoids any preachiness, and the streamlined emotion will resonate with young listeners…This could be a useful tool for many kinds of discussions—from the adaptations that some kids need in a classroom, to creative problem solving, to perseverance—or a cheerful addition to a unit or story hour about birds or penguins.”

    Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (starred review)

  • “Little ones who struggle to meet their goals will delight in persevering Penguin.”


  • “Judge keeps the primary visual focus on the birds, especially humorous little Penguin—all plump and furry—who may not have a body designed for flight but whose lovable enthusiasm and optimism will resonate with young readers with lofty dreams.”

    Horn Book

  • “L.J. Ganser narrates and brings the lovely story to life. The CD includes two read-along versions: one with sound effects for page turns and one without. Recommended for both school and library collections.”

    School Library Review (starred audio review)

  • “Narrator L. J. Ganser delivers this story’s opening line—“I was hatched to fly”—with all the joy and determination of a young bird with the ‘soul of an eagle.’ Penguin tackles flying lessons with gusto despite the reservations of his flight instructor and the other birds. Ganser’s ‘Ge-r-o-ni-mo!!!’ as Penguin heads off on his first flight is boisterous and enthusiastically elongated—as if carried skyward on upper air currents. The inevitable fall from the sky that comes next is underscored by Ganser’s plodding, dejected tone. But soon, Penguin returns with his friend Ostrich, who has the ‘soul of a swallow’! Young listeners will relish imagining all the fun details of flight school.”


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About the Author

Lita Judge is a writer and artist whose greatest passion is creating children’s books. She is the author/illustrator for over a dozen fiction and nonfiction picture books including Flight School, Red Hat, Red Sled, Bird Talk, One Thousand Tracings, and Pennies for Elephants. Her background in geology, paleontology, and biology inspires her nonfiction books. Lita lives with her husband, two cats, and a little green parrot named Beatrix Potter in Peterborough, New Hampshire.

About the Narrator

L. J. Ganser is the winner of the prestigious Audie Award for Best Nonfiction Narration for his work in The Island at the Center of the World. He has recorded over 450 titles recorded to date. Prized for versatility, he has narrated projects ranging from preschool picture books to crime noir thrillers, from astronomical adventures in both science and science fiction, to Arctic Circle high-school basketball stories.